The United States Postal Service (USPS) Be Privatized?
Burelson, C. (June 2006). Members of Congress Criticize Postal
Service for Lack of Openness and Fairness in Consolidation
Process. Retrieved on August 12, 2008 from http://www.olywip.org/site/page/article/2006/06/05.html
The author stands on the ground that the privatization of
the USPs is not only unnecessary but may be accompanied by
various manipulations which can prevent the process of privatization
from being fair. To prove this point of view, the author refers
to the opinion of members of Congress who indicate to the
lack of openness of the USPS which disables the possibility
for the fair process of privatization of the company.
Burelson, C. (May 2006). United States Postal Service, Incorporated?
Action is needed to save our mail service! Retrieved on August
12, 2008 from http://www.olywip.org/site/page/article/2006/04/01.html
The author underlines the importance of the reforming of the
USPS and improving its performance because the latter has
deteriorated consistently in recent years and the quality
of service provided by the USPS tends to decrease.
Cremer, H., M. Marchand, and J. Thisse. (1989). The public
firm as an instrument for regulating an oligopolistic market.
Oxford Economic Papers, p.283-301.
The authors discuss various perspectives on the performance
of public firms in the context of an open market economy which
tends to oligopoly. They reveal the negative effect of privatization
which increases the risk of the progress of oligopolistic
trends in the market and insist on the necessity of the existence
of public firms.
Fershtman, C. (1990). “The interdependence between ownership
status and market structure: The case of privatization.”
Economica, 57, p.319-28.
The author discusses the process and essence of privatization
focusing on the analysis of the interdependence between the
ownership status and market structure.
Fillichio, C. A. (2006). “A Public Servant Who Really
Delivers: Postmaster General John Potter's "Letter-Perfect"
Public Service Recognition Week Speech Delivers on the Value
of Public Service” The Public Manager, Vol. 35, Iss.
The author attempts to analyze the performance of the USPS
and reveals the significance of this company for the US economy
and public. The conclusions made by the author indicate to
the necessity of a thorough approach to the privatization
of the company.
Hudgins, E.L. (Ed.). (2000). Mail at the Millennium: Will
the Postal Service Go Private? CATO Institute, Washington,
Based on a conference held in December 1998, the CATO Institute
supports privatization of the Postal Service and opening the
postal system to greater competition. The Institute favors
market-based solutions and does not support permitting the
Postal Service greater market freedoms in its current form.
Nader, R. (January 2007). Resist the privatization of our
Postal Service: Nader echoes Clint Burleson about the pitfalls
of corporatizing the USPS. Retrieved on August 12, 2008 from
The author opposes to the privatization of the USPS and reveals
consistent flaws which accompany this process.
“Report to Congress: Electronic Signatures in Global
and National Commerce Act, National Telecommunications and
Information Administration” U.S. Department of Commerce,
Washington, D.C., 2001
Congress directed the Commerce Department to conduct an inquiry
and report on the effectiveness of electronic mail in the
delivery of records, as compared with the delivery of records
via the United States Postal Service and private express mail
services. The Department sought extensive public comment.
Savas, E. S. (2000). Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships.
New York: Chatham House.
The author discusses the process of privatization and its
effects on the performance of companies.
Volokh, A. (2008). “Privatization and the Law and Economics
of Political Advocacy”; Stanford Law Review, Vol. 60,
Iss. 4, p. 1197-1221.
The author discusses the privatization from the legal point
of view and attempts to reveal the interrelation between politics
and economy while taking decisions concerning privatization.